Zhao Yu saw the burly Su Yang sitting in his usual seat, chatting idly with the hotpot shops owner. The angry department leader was clenching his fist as he angrily cursed.
"What, Department Leader Su?" Zhao Yu sat right in front of Su Yang and asked, "Whos so bold as to anger you?"
"Hmph!" Su Yang huffed coldly, his expressions dark.
Once the owner saw Zhao Yu, he immediately lowered his head and said in a whisper, "The pot is almost ready. You guys sit first, Ill go take a look. Itll be served soon!" Then, the owner left for the kitchen.
"Whats up? Is it still those people who were singing Going with your feelings? The shop seemed kind of quiet. Was it their fault?" Zhao Yu raised an eyebrow and opened a beer as he put it in front of Su Yang.
"Thats just the underlying problem! The true evil is the people working in the background!" Su Yang raised the beer bottle and easily took a large gulp. Then he repeated everything he heard from the shopkeeper to Zhao Yu.
As it turned out, ever since the last time with the singing incident, there was another bunch of delinquents that came and messed with the shop occasionally. The problem became more and more severe. Not only did they vandalize some customers cars, but they even started putting mice, cockroaches and such in the smoke vent. It was truly despicable! It had only been one short week, but they completely ruined the hotpot shops business!
HeheZhao Yu laughed to himself. These people are truly amateurs! If it were him, he could guarantee that the shop would close within three days!
"Since its like that," Zhao Yu looked around and smiled, "why are we eating in the lobby, what about a private room?"
"MmIm used to it!" Su Yang shook his head. "I never managed to get the private room, so Im used to the lobby!" As he spoke, he raised his head again and took a gulp, finishing the entire bottle. "Actually, their boss is a developer trying to take over this plot of land.
"The shopkeeper told me that during the beginning, the developer offered six-million yuan to try buy the hotpot store, but the shopkeeper did not like the price so he denied!
"But, then what I said happened. The shopkeeper couldnt take it anymore, so he tried to negotiate with the developer again. That way he could move somewhere else! Yet, the developer went back on his word and said he would only pay three-million yuan!
"Hmph! Everything was planned by them. This is bullying civilians! Such underhanded techniques make me angry!"
"Huh?" Zhao Yu pointed at Su Yangs reddened face. "Damn, your face turns red fast?! If you had a beard, youd look just like Santa Claus!"
"Tsk, tsk" Department Leader Sus eyebrows furrowed and he threw a bemused glare at Zhao Yu.
Zhao Yu realized had made a mistake and immediately changed the topic, "Why are you just sitting here being angry? Youre an influential official, just talk with the city police station. Wouldnt that save the shop? What developer would want to offend a provincial level official such as yourself? If that doesnt work, then just send a call to the branch office bureau chiefs. Wouldnt they easily take care of the delinquents?"
"Shyou, cant really say that" Su Yangs angry expression melted into dejection. "Its exactly because Im from the provincial office that I cant move as I please! Mm" He opened his mouth, as if wanting to say something but could not.
Zhao Yu ignored him and waved over a server. "Hey! Bro, give me another set of silverware!"
"What?" Su Yang was surprised. "What do you mean? Is there someone else coming?"
"Dont be too alerted." Zhao Yu grinned. "Remember that beautiful lady who was eating with me that day? I invited her along!"
"Oh" Su Yangs brows furrowed. "Shes not even your girlfriend, why did you call her over?"
"Mm" Zhao Yu thought a bit to himself, then immediately responded, "Wasnt she from your hometown? Im afraid that Ill accidentally offend you somehow. If I offend an important official as yourself, Im done for!"
"Huh? Youyou kid!" Su Yang was annoyed by Zhao Yus words, shook his head and sighed. "What kind of weird plans are going on in your head? Maybe I chose the wrong person."
"What?" Thar one sentence shocked Zhao Yu instead. He immediately asked, "What do you mean? Choose what person?"
"Cough!" Su Yang took up another bottle and managed to open the cap with just his fingers. He first gulped down half of it, before speaking to Zhao Yu seriously, "Sincetheres another person coming, then Ill cut the idle talk. Lets just talk business! Youre not dumb, right? Have you not thought about this at all?"
"What do you mean? Thought about what?" Su Yangs words became more and more mysterious, confusing Zhao Yu even more.
"Im a provincial level official, but I took the initiative to talk with you, a mere investigator, dont you think thats weird?" Su Yang asked.
"Mm" Zhao Yu thought hard, before finally realizing something and saying, "Ohso you have something to ask of me!"
"Sh*t!" Su Yang grinned and nodded at Zhao Yu. "Youre quite sharp! Actually, meeting you at this hotpot shop was really a coincidence last time, but from then on, Ive set my eye on you! I felt like you are the type thathas a sailor mouth, a bad temper, and isnt popular at your workplace!
"Then, I did some investigation. Not only were you a Key Case Investigation Unit member, but you also solved many difficult cases, so I felt like you were probably smart enough. Thats why I paid extra attention to you!"
Su Yang smiled. "Yet, heres my favorite part. You made so much prize money, yet you didnt give any to your higher-ups. That was what made me happy! So, I picked you right away! Youre the person I need. There are no alternatives!"
"No alternative my ass!" Zhao Yu puffed up as he roared, "Tell me, what did you pick me for? Probably something bad! Let me tell you, Im not some easy prey. Dont think I can be easily deceived!"
"Sighwhat are you saying!" Su Yang finished the rest of his beer in one gulp and smiled. "You can probably guess without me saying it! Im a provincial level official. Why would I go to your branch office for no reason? Obviously, Im not bored enough to impulsively scrutinize your guys every move for no reason, right?"
"Mm" Hearing the others explanation, Zhao Yu felt like he realized something, and immediately calmed down and listened intently.
"Exactly! Ill tell you the truth!" Su Yang looked around, still red in the face, before lowering his voice down to a whisper, "To tell you the truth, my target actually isnt even in Qinshan, but rather those department officials on the provincial level!"
"Mm?" Zhao Yu was a little confused, "Are you nuts? Investigating your provincial level people? Why did you come to Qinshan?"
"You have no idea!" Su Yang looked around carefully before lowering his guard. "We got some information that said all those rich developers in Qinshan are working with the provincial level officials. They work together and make money using loopholes, hurting the civilians! There are many cases where the city level officials are unable to interfere or help! So, thats why I was sent!"
"Oh" Zhao Yu pondered. "Could it beyour identity"
"Yep!" Su Yang responded, "Provincial Police Office Supervising Department Leader is just a cover! As long as you remember that, theres no need for other questions!"
"Oh" Zhao Yu mulled over the words. How much benefit could he actually get out of this?
"Kid," Su Yang seemed to have noticed, and was very serious, "you have to keep this a secret, otherwise one report from me and youll end up jobless!"
"Che!" Zhao Yu nodded without a care. "Ive always seen money as air, and cared for nothing more than trust, loyalty, responsbili-"
"Shh." Hearing his voice rise, Su Yang immediately stopped him and spoke, "Do you understand? Actually, the developer trying to buy this hotpot shop is within my investigation range, soif I openly interfere, thats like giving myself away! Got it?"
"Alright, bro." Zhao Yu threw a glance at Su Yang and spoke, "Lets get to the real talk! What do you want me to do?! Ill say it right now, if theres nothing in this for me, then dont even bother!"
"Dont you worry!" Su Yang smiled. "If you do this well, I cant guarantee rich, but if you want a promotion, then thats easy as pie!"
"Thats more like it." Zhao Yu squinted. "Tell me! What do I have to do?"
"Mister Zhao Yu," Su Yang spoke mysteriously, "from now on, you are our Provincial Discipline Inspection Teams special investigation member!!!"